Program Educational Objectives
Engineering Physics graduates will be capable of:
- Completing or successfully progressing towards completion of an advanced degree in graduate or professional school
- Using their analytical, problem solving and communications skils to conduct research or contribute to technology development projects, either individually or as a team member
- Using their background knowledge in physics and engineering fundamentals as a foundation for developing new knowledge and experience in their chosen disciplines.
The Engineering Physics program has adopted the program outcomes listed in Criterion 3 of the ABET criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs. These outcomes prepare the students to attain the program educational objectives.
- a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- d) an ability to operate on multi-disciplinary teams
- e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- g) an ability to communicate effectively
- h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
- k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.